This subject examines the neurophysiological basis of motor control in health, injury and disease. Particular emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the somatosensory and motor systems, the integration of afferent and efferent signals within the central nervous system, along with their contributions to successful voluntary movement. The methods of electrical stimulation, electromyography, and/or dynamometry will be used to demonstrate principles of nerve conduction, spinal reflex pathways, muscle recruitment patterns, and balance and postural control. This subject will also examine the sensory-motor effects associated with ageing, injury, and selected neurological and/or neuromuscular disorders. Applications for exercise rehabilitation will also be addressed.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
Bachelor of Exercise Science students
- Nerve cell anatomy and physiology; - Neural excitation and inhibition; - Neuroplasticity; - Somatosensation; - Pain; - Motor control system; - Spinal reflex pathways; - Neural signalling pathways; - Posture and balance; - Electromyography; - Neurodegeneration with ageing; - Selected neurological/neuromuscular disorders; - Applications for neurological rehabilitation.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.